I recently saw a clip of Tom Walker, the comedian behind the Jonathan Pie program, on Channel Four. He was defending freedom of speech, which is all very commendable.
In fact, it’s refreshing to hear socially liberal and left-wing fantatics championing freedom of speech – even if it is because they think the right is so crazy that the public will always just shrug them off.
But he was wrong on a few things:
Walker thinks that the right has just decided to take freedom of speech as a talking point because there was a gap in the market. But that’s not the case. We support freedom of speech because we are the victims of the curtailing of this right.